when does it all begin?
Ongoing saga of my problem employee. Employee went on a pre-arranged vacation from 7/1 through 7/11 (they have already been paid for this vacation time). When the employee left on 6/30 he was fine, showing no problems/symptoms of anything. On 7/12 when the employee was due back to work he called off--no power; 7/13 called off sick; 7/14 called off daughter sick; 7/15 just called off. His manager finally got in touch with this employee to find out that their "medical condition" flared up and they would not be back to work for 3 to 6 months. The disability form and the FMLA form the doctor completed stated the employee was disabled and could not work from 7/1 to "to be determined". I know how this employee is about trying to pull something over on the company with their vacation time but I don't want to turn this in to our insurance company as disability time while the employee was on their pre-arranged vacation. (Our STD is self-insured.) The employee stated that he took his daughter to the amusement park and zoo while he was on vacation. Would you certify the disability for this person back to 7/1? You would think a manager wouldn't play these games but sometimes they're the worst. Thank you.